MHG57704 - Possible Blacksmith’s building, Inverchoran Farm
Possible Blacksmith’s building at Inverchoran Farm
Type and Period (1)
- BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP? (Post Medieval - 1560 AD? to 1900 AD?)
- None recorded
Buildings, midden, pond, headwall and bridge (891 – 900) - centred on NH 2620 5035 were recorded by NOSAS in 2007 as part of the Scotland's Rural Past Project. Inverchoran Farm (see MHG50742) is on the west bank of the Allt Gleann Chorainn where the burn emerges from a narrow ravine. It is at the SE corner of a large cultivated area on the valley floor. The majority of the features identified were on the west bank of the burn above and to the south of the farm. The only features on the east bank were a turf and stone bank/a possible headwall (899) and the bridge abutments(900) There has been a good deal of activity at this site over the years and it is presumed that much of the archaeology will have been swept away.
898 Possible Blacksmith’s building - NH 26123 50470 Local knowledge has it that this site is where the smithy operated. Today there is a 2 metre square of rubble including pieces of reinforced concrete, one of which is 2 x 0.5 metres with a straight edge. <1>
NGR adjusted based on 2009 APs <2>
- <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Marshall, M. 2010. Report of Phase Four Strathanmore to Loch Beannacharain: May 2008 - June 2009. North of Scotland Archaeological Society. Digital. p.46 Site 898.
- <2> Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph/Vertical: Get Mapping. 2009. Getmapping aerial photography 2009. XY
|Grid reference||Centred NH 2611 5047 (4m by 4m)|
|Geographical Area||ROSS AND CROMARTY|
Related Monuments/Buildings (0)
Related Investigations/Events (1)
External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/308886/inverchoran (Link to online HES Canmore record)
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